Over the last year, the iPhone / iPod Touch app store has seen substantial growth in the number of home theater / movie applications. Manufacturers have especially latched onto the platform in order to provide consumers with extra control options. Everything from A/V receivers to HDTVs has seen new methods of integration with Apple’s mobile devices. Add in the release of the iPad and we expect to see an acceleration of growth for applications developed for home theater gurus (especially in system control applications).
We combed over the App store to bring you 30 iPhone / iPod Touch home theater / movie apps that you should definitely check out. First up, Movie Management applications.
There are several Netflix Queue management tools available for the iPhone, but PocketFlicks (formally PocketFlix) is the best one I’ve tested. It’s quick, simple and responsive. It integrates recommendations, ratings and popular movie lists into the application. You can also jump into the Wikipedia or IMDB information from the app as well. Link ($1.99)
Since I picked up my iPhone two years ago, this has consistently been my favorite app to check rotten tomatoes scores as well as locate newly released movies in the theater. The application’s developer continues to improve on the app and it’s excellent for locating a nearby theater by GPS location. You can also check out the RT scores on newly released DVDs. Link (Free)
You’ve probably heard about this application, but it’s definitely worth another mention for movie buffs. The RunPee app notifies you of the best time to run to the bathroom during a movie. It provides an alert option when the specific time is nearing, a countdown timer to keep track of your break time and a summary to fill you in on what was missed. It’s ideal for new theatrical releases and small bladders. Link ($1.99)
For a simple movie resource on the go, the official IMDB app provides the wealth of information from their website in a mobile package. It’s exactly what you would expect from the website and provides all the charts, popular lists, movie listings and trailers that you can find on the main site. Link (Free)
If you are on the go and looking for a redbox to rent a new movie, this official app will point you in the right direction. You can search through all the new releases, but will only show you the movies in the machine that you select. You can also reserve titles via the interface before hopping in the car to go pick it up. Link (Free)